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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sor·row·ful /-ofəl, əfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sor·row·ful a.
 1. Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed. “This sorrowful prisoner.”
    My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.   --Matt. xxvi. 38.
 2. Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous; as, a sorrowful accident.
 Syn: -- Sad; mournful; dismal; disconsolate; drear; dreary; grievous; lamentable; doleful; distressing.
 -- Sor*row*ful*ly, adv. -- Sor*row*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially
            that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful
            widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair";
            "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is
            sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13 [ant: joyful]